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Lissa Poirot



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I'm the editor-in-chief of, a travel website dedicated entirely to family travel -- family-friendly destinations, hotels, attractions, restaurants, tips, planning, news and more. (We are a member of the TripAdvisor Media Group.) I am mother to two young children who often travel with me, and have seen most of the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico and much of Europe. (Need to start exploring other continents!)

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AHow will you celebrate Thanksgiving this year or what was a special year?

Because I've lived in many places and have met people, like me, without a place to go for Thanksgiving, I host a Misfits Thanksgiving on Thursday for all of my friends who do not have a place to do. Then on Friday, I throw what I call "Second Feast," for all... See More

AOrlando: Going to NASA, have time to kill, what to do?

Hi Valerie, Orlando​ isn't too far from Cape Canaveral​ so definitely visit Orlando. If you want to do the Harry Potter World Orlando​ at Universal's Islands of Adventure​, you may also... See More

AEngland: Best cities in England to visit by train from London?

Lots of good answers but you can also skip the train and take a boat ride up the river to Greenwich​, where you can visit the Maritime Greenwich​ and the Royal Observatory​, where you can stands along the Greenwich... See More

AParis: Where are the best places to meet local people ?

Also try Eat With, which is another place to find ammeter chefs offering meals in their homes. You can review the site and pick a chef and a theme and see how many guests are welcome/expected so you can find an intimate dinner experience or a larger one with more guests. See More

AGhent: Travelling to Ghent with children.

Hi Andrew, We were just in Ghent for just a day while traveling through Belgium and one thing we really loved was visiting Gravensteen​ Castle. It is a castle that, although parts were in ruin, was rebuilt to look like it once had during the Middle Ages.... See More

ANew York City: I'm traveling to New York City staying close to Time Square.

I take my 10-year-old daughter in New York City often. Last year, we went to see the matinee of "Annie" on Broadway in Times Square​ and she LOVED IT! A must that she also loves is a stop in Dylan's Candy Bar​, and then... See More

AOrlando: Orlando festivals in November and December?

Oh yes! One of the best is at Epcot​. They host an annual International Food & Wine Festival that runs late September into November. Yes, it's a Disney theme park but it's a fantastic way to sample great dishes from around the world. I have... See More

AFort Lauderdale: One Funky Day in Fort Lauderdale

Yes, don't miss Las Olas Riverfront​ for its shops and restaurants (try La Bonne Crepe​ for great crepes!)... but if you want something off the beaten path and funky, visit the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens​.... See More

ANew England: Looking for a nice spa in New England

Consider heading to Cape Cod​, even in the fall it has great charm and many of the shops and restaurants are still open. A great spa can be found at Chatham Bars Inn​. The inn is already fabulous but I've taken girls' weekends... See More

ACharleston: Best part of the city to stay in?

Hi! Try staying at a B&B in the Battery Pl​ area. This section is filled with historic homes that give off a sense of Old Charleston and provide views of the harbor from the park. The Palmer Home Bed & Breakfast​​ is located... See More

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